8 Succumb To COVID-19 As Toll Rises To 35,460

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Kenya on Wednesday recorded 104 new Covid-19 infections, raising the total to 35,460 , Health CAS Rashid Aman announced.

The newly detected infections were from a sample 2,285, bringing the cumulative tests to 481,982.

All the cases were Kenyans except three who were foreigners. 38 were males while 33 were females.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing from Afya House, Dr Aman said the youngest case was a one-year-old infant while the oldest was 75 years old.

In the last 24 hours, he said, 74 patients have recovered from the novel COVID-19, bringing the number of recoveries to 21,557.

41 of these patients were discharged from the home-based programme, while 33 were receiving treatment at various health facilities.

The number of fatalities rose to 607 after eight patients succumbed to the virus in the same period.

According to the CAS, some Kenyans are not observing containment measures such as wearing of masks.

“Our surveillance teams have oserved that containment measures are not been adhered to including wearing a face mask were not been observed. There is continued overloading in matatus both in rural and urban areas,” he said.

Further, he noted, there has a been a rise in political gatherings and overcrowding in market places.

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